Biography of Frank S. Pearsall
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Pearsall, Frank S., was born in Manhassett, L. I., June 18, 1842, was educated in the schools of his time, and the greater part of his life has been devoted to the useful occupation of farming. He came to this county in 1860, and in 1868 married E. Vanlora Boardman of Covert, Seneca county, and they have had eight children: Elizabeth B., Harry B., Adrian C., Lillian Pearl, Anna, and Grace, besides two who died in infancy. Mr. Pearsall's father, Charles W., was born in Bayside, L. I., August 13, 1803, and married Phoebe Pearsall, of Long Island, born in 1812. Of their seven children, two died in infancy, and the others were: Edmund, Mary W., Frank S., Warren M., and Charlotte I. He died May 18, 1861, and his wife in 1883. Mrs. Pearsall's father, Harry Boardman, was born in Covert, February 10, 1808, was educated in the public schools, and Hobart College, Geneva. January 31, 1839, he married Elizabeth S. Owen, of Perry City, Schuyler county, and they have had three children: L. Vashti, E. Vanlora, as above noted, and Curtiss who died' while attending Cornell University. Mr. Boardman died August 27, 1882, and his wife May 27, 1878. The ancestry of this family is English and Welsh, The Pearsalls were Friends in their religious belief.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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